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Things We Saw Today: New International Poster for Monsters University

And speaking of Pixar, the film previously known as Untitled Disney-Pixar Inside the Mind Film now has an actual title: Inside Out. It’s “told from the perspective of the emotions inside the mind of a little girl“ and is directed by Pete Docter, who also directed Monsters, Inc. and Up (via The Daily Blam, /Film)

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Good News Everyone!

The CW’s Battle Royale Isn’t Happening, Won’t Have to Fight to the Death Against Their Other Hunger Games-Esque Shows

I’m pretty sure there’s a sign at CW headquarters that says “When in doubt, Hunger Games.” The teen network has, by my count, three shows similar to The Hunger Games in the works: One is a reality show (yes, really), one is set in a dystopia where young women compete to be Queen, and one is a Robin Hood reboot that sounds remarkably similar to Katniss’ Mockingjay plotline. But apparently three is the magic number, because CW president Mark Peodwitz has said that their potential Battle Royale series—based on a Japanese film and manga about teens forced to kill each other by a dystopian government—isn’t happening.

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Real Or Not Real?

Did The CW Just Invent The Hunger Games With Their New Reality Show?

We’re all agreed The Hunger Games are very bad, right? Not the film, of course, the film was awesome but the actual games. Pitting children against one another until just one remains is evil, evil, evil. So why is The CW creating a reality series that’s eerily similar? 

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Fans Do Cool Things

15 Gorgeous Images From Crazy 4 Cult: New York

Crazy 4 Cult: New York, a gallery show featuring over 200 artists and their classic cult movie inspired artwork, opens on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at a Gallery 1988 pop-up store in New York at 64 Gansevoort St. in the Meat Packing District. It runs until Saturday September 1, 2012. The show has attracted thousands of visitors since its inception in 2006, and has been the subject of an international coffee book. This will be the show’s first time outside of California, so make sure to show it some love, fellow New Yorkers!

Hit the jump for more really amazing pieces, and see if you can spot your favorite cult film!

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Rumory

Battle Royale U.S. Television Series In The Works


If our immense love of The Hunger Games is any indication, there’s something we find compelling about stories that explore the consequences of totalitarian regimes and state-sponsored violence through the lens of adolescence. At least, that’s what I think the main draw of the The Hunger Games is, not taking a certain love triangle into account. But before Katniss took the Capitol, and our hearts, by storm, there was Battle Royale, a 2000 Japanese film about teenagers fighting against their classmates for survival at the whim of a corrupt government. Now, spurred by the recent success of  The Hunger Games, a long-stalled U.S. remake of the Japanese cult classic might be rebooted as a television series.

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